Course Title: Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: AERO5962C

Course Title: Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr. Shac Shaiye

Phone: 03-99258035

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

Course Description

This unit of competency is applicable to all Aeroskills Maintenance training pathways. It covers the competencies required to correctly apply quality standards applicable to the maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components, either individually, or as a member of a team. The unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.
Where a CASA licensing outcome is sought this unit forms part of the CASA requirement for the granting of the chosen Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence under CASR Part 66, in accordance with the licensing provisions in the Assessment Guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA105C Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes


1 Interpret quality standards

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Standards or specifications set out in maintenance documents and process specifications are identified and interpreted

1.2 Enterprise quality requirements are identified and confirmed


2 Apply quality standards

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Standards are applied appropriately for individual and team-related activities

2.2 Defects within the quality system are detected and reported in accordance with standard procedures

2.3 Documentation is handled and completed accurately and clearly to enable information to be easily read or interpreted


3 Interpret quality improvement

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance monitoring measures are identified to ensure product or service standards are maintained or improved

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the application of typical quality standards applicable to aviation to aviation maintenance processes encountered in meeting the workplace performance requirements and compliance standards.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1: Introduction and Overview of Course (Assignment 1 handout - Project)
Typical quality systems and their operation in aviation maintenance. Minimum standards set by Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ICAO, CASA, FAA, EASA, Etc) 
Inspection terminology and standards of inspection with regard to the quality system. Identifying potential areas for inspection process improvement as a quality system activity

Session 2: Work place quality documentions and procedures (controlled and uncontrolled). Relationship between Quality system and OHS; relationship between quality system and  aircraft hard material/components control.
the role of inspection in maintaining aircraft continuing airworthiness and reliability, including ageing aircraft inspection requirements. How inspection programs are derived and developed
Quality procedures, Standards and inspection programs how derived and developed.

Session 3: Revision and Theory Test (Closed book)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


J Reasob and A Hobbs, (2003), Managing Maintenance Error, A practical guide.

H A Kinnison, (2004), Aviation Maintenance Management.

R Burke, (2007), Project Management Techniques.

J Ryall and J Kruithof, (2001), The Quality Systems Handbook.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:


Assessment 1: Individual Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


Assessment 2: Written Exam

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered 

Assessment 1 – Individual Project-Report

Assessment 2 - Written Exam




















Assessment Tasks

 Students are required to complete and pass the following assessment task to demonstrate competence on the unit:

Assessment 1 – Individual Project-Report (40% proportion of final marks)
Assessment 2 - Written Exam (Closed book) (60% proportion of final marks)

All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CAG (Competency Achieved-Graded). Only if competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:

CHD: Competent with high distinction
CDI: Competent with distinction
CC: Competent with credit
CAG: Competency achieved -Graded
NYC: Not yet competent
DNS: Did not submit

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Tasks     Element                    PERF. CRITERIA


Proportion of final assessment
 Project Report 1, 2, 3 1.1, 1.2, 2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1 4040%
 Theory Test 1, 2, 31.1, 1.2, 2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1 6060%

Other Information

Course Information
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on the class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.

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Special Consideration
Special consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including examination. Please refer to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special cvonsideration on the online form.
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Assessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approved extension will not be accepted or marked.

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